AdministratorAugust 27, 2021 at 7:04 am
I agree with you @philipspace – I think you are correct that creative work can be challenging, especially for freelancers.
One thing to note. There are a few other income streams for comic book creators. In addition to your page rate, you usually get your original art back, if you are an artist. You (sometimes) get royalities on published issues and reprinted issues. There are a lot of different factors, and it’s not just page rates.
Really, if it was impossible to make a living in comics, then we wouldn’t have this many working professionals. It stands to reason that creators with long careers are finding ways to make it work.